Isfahan Carpet - Iran


Isfahan Carpet - Iran 

Size 2.76 m x 1.85m  ( 9ft x 6ft )

Wool wefts and cotton warps

100% handwoven

Very fine with a beautifully intricate design

Approx 40 yrs

Fabulous balance of color and design

In the middle of Iran lies the city of Isfahan; Today, it is an important industrial city with a population of 1.2 million inhabitants  Architecturally, the city is a masterwork and one of the finest in the islamic world. In the city and in its surroundings a large number of master workshops can be found. Many of them have a world reputation for their beautiful use  of patterns often inspired by the mosques tile works, or the gardens of the cities and palaces. Carpets from Isfahan have a  high reputation when it comes to the composition of the patterns, materials and designs. They are characterized by a fine pile with extremly high knot density (Senneh knots) that are usually made on cotton warps  though sometimes they can be made on silk warps. The material, mostly wool, and colours are made of the highest quality. The motifs often consists of medallions with palmettes and but figural motifs also occur.

What People Say - 


Fabulous Collection

One of the most fascinating,entertaining and educational carpet experiences I've ever had.Ruth has a fabulous collection of rugs and kilims and it's clear that she loves them all. She knows the story behind each one and enthusiastically shares the background about the weaver and the meaning of the work.

Ruth is very welcoming and there was never any pressure to buy.

I did take home a couple of lovely pieces and I will definitely return.  I highly recommend her shop ! 

- Laura F. Nov 2017.”​


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